Oftentimes the people around us become our family. Mia and her parents are far from home — they’re immigrants from China who have taken a job managing Calivista Motel in Southern California. There are so many extraordinary things about the family — their dogged determination, incredible work ethic and resourcefulness — but something that really stands out is their compassion. They see people in need around them and don’t hesitate to give what little they have to take care of them. Mia’s story is a heartwarming one — there’s a lot packed into it and it’s definitely one to add to your summer reading list!